Dean of Special Education, Blue Campus
Alexia received her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and French from Knox College, in Galesburg, IL, and a Master of Science in Special Education from Dominican University in River Forest, IL. Her formal work in education began in 2014, where she served as an AmeriCorps member for a summer Upward Bound program in Western Massachusetts. Inspired by the students she served, Alexia continued with another AmeriCorps program in Denver to teach math intervention after graduating from Knox College. It was there that Alexia saw the power of tailoring lessons to small groups and the power of a growth mindset. In 2016, Alexia joined Teach For America, and served as a Diverse Learner Teacher in Chicago. As a first year teacher, she participated in LEAP Innovations, an organization that implements personalized learning in selected schools, led professional developments on growth mindset to her colleagues, and taught theater/improv to middle school students. After the Corps, Alexia moved to Saint Louis, MO to become a Site Manager for Blueprint Schools Network in East St. Louis, IL. Overseeing the two middle schools in the district, she developed and coached new teachers in math, maintained positive relationships with the school district, and delivered professional development every month. Alexia is the Dean of Special Education for grades 3-8 at Harriet Tubman Charter School. She lives with her two year old pup named Tomato.